Josée Cardin graduated with an arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1984) and took part in the International Sculpture Symposium held at Place Ville-Marie in 1991. In 1994, she exhibited La mémoire des objets at Dare-Dare and Suites urbaines at the Centre des arts contemporains du Québec à Montréal. The installation stemmed from a collection of photographs that featured passersby, posters and building façades from various neighbourhoods around the city; these images were presented along with several ceramic objects displayed on the wall or on the floor. The work was ultimately a form of social commentary, challenging what is private and public, sacred and secular in the Montreal landscape. Centred on the notion of accumulation, Cardin’s artwork brings together different objects in installations that recreate, on a smaller scale, places associated with architecture or territory.
« Espace-temps… Péché-mortel » by Madeleine Dorée, ESPACE, vol. 5 #1, p. 37.